Happy Easter, everyone. Today we celebrated Resurrection Sunday with our friends at Northwest Community Friends Church in Tucson. We arrived on Friday afternoon after a whirlwind of good-byes in Yuma…and food. Always food!
We learned about a meal called Da Feast from Da Boyz pizza in the Yuma area this winter. It includes salad and garlic bread, two large servings of either spaghetti or lasagna, and a very large pizza, all for about $27. A young friend and fellow bus owner, Robyn Griggs, lives on the California side of the line and we picked up said Feast to share with her and her family. Since there were 7 of us, we ordered two, but one was more than sufficient. We all ate our fill and enjoyed an evening visiting before we left the area. This picture was AFTER we were stuffed! Robyn and her family don’t live in their bus now, but they still have it.
Another of our favorite places to eat in the Yuma foothills is Wheezy’s, a new restaurant this season. The location had housed another restaurant but was burned out and Wheezy’s resurrected there. It is always busy but rarely have we had to wait. Our favorite dinner dates, Wilbur and Laura Bradbury, joined us for a final night for the season. We’ll see them again in the fall at the Landing in Kansas when they come to visit Wilbur’s sister. They will probably go with us to the Eagles rally in Branson, too, if their new home in Yuma gets finished soon.
Once here in Tucson, we attended the Good Friday service at the church where we’ve stayed for several winters, met friends we met our first winter at Desert Trails for lunch. Loretta and David Carr are always enjoyable. Loretta and I have done several online Bible studies together this winter. We missed a photo op, though.
Aside from all the old friends, we’ve enjoyed a couple of old favorite Mexican restaurants. We haven’t found anything in Yuma we like as well as Ole or Guadalajara here. Maybe they have us spoiled.
New friends are important, too, and we met two of the newest this weekend, Pastor Adam and Allie Kemper’s twins, still in the NICU. First is Isaac, the smaller but definitely more active one.
Hosea is a tiny bit bigger but has had a tougher time in his first three weeks. Both are doing really well now. As soon as they master the art of eating, they can go home to meet their two big brothers.
Weather permitting, we plan to pull out tomorrow morning and go to Las Cruces to see Raymond. He’s doing really well and is beginning to learn to stand on prosthetic feet and lower legs. We’re eager to see the progress he’s made. Next step will be moving from the nursing home setting to assisted living if all goes well.
Prayers for travel safety would be appreciated. We are headed into windy country and Kansas weather hasn’t been really inviting to winter Yumans, where the temperatures are now getting into the 90s. Sniveling? yeah. I’ll get over it!